Explore Our Latest Sustainability Report: Pathway to Progress - Discover How VLS Is Leading The Charge In Environmental Responsibility..
Explore Our Latest Sustainability Report: Pathway to Progress - Discover How VLS Is Leading The Charge In Environmental Responsibility..


VLS is focused on providing services efficiently yet quickly, operating our facilities 24-hours per day.

Calcasieu Lake is a major port for the Gulf of Mexico, making it a significant player in global transportation practices. With ships regularly entering and leaving, it’s an ideal location to undergo repairs, handle cleaning needs, and prepare vessels for their next trips. At VLS, our Louisiana location is the site for part of our marine services to suit your operation’s needs.

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Capacity and Capabilities

We provide our Calcasieu Lake services from our location in Hackberry, Louisiana. This location is strategically located at mile marker 244 and offers 24-hour service to support our client needs the moment they arise. Our Hackberry location has the capacity to dock up to five 30k barges at one time, and it’s equipped with a 200 HP boiler and thermal combustor. 

Our Services

VLS Calcasieu prioritizes safe and efficient services to support ships along the Gulf of Mexico. Our services at this location include:

-Crane service: Cranes are valuable tools for a range of ship repairs and loading requirements. With access to large cranes, we can support your crew through various tasks.

-Marine vapor control unit: A portion of our gas free services extend to our Calcasieu division with our vapor control unit. We employ this unit to manage hazardous vapors that can contaminate other cargo and harm people and the environment. 

-Minor topside repairs: The Calcasieu Marine division is equipped to handle minor topside repairs on your ships, like fixing scrapes and patching decks.

-Inspections: The United States Coast Guard (USCG) requires regular inspections to identify potential weaknesses and document corrective actions. Our team is certified to perform these inspections

-Cleaning: Ship cleaning is essential for functionality and efficiency. The VLS team can provide cleaning services based on the requirements outlined by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ).

Permitted Cargos

1. Non Vapor Control Cargos

  • Lube Oil, LCO, Diesel, Naphtha, Soybean Oil, Caustic, Gylcol, Kerosene, Olephins, Jet Fuels, Crude Oil, Acids, UREA

2. Vapor Control Cargos

  • Gasoline’s, Benzenes, Alkylates, Aromatics Hydrocarbons, Toluene, Styrene, Alcohols, Ethanol’s, Jet Fuels, Butanol, Aviation Gas, Cat Naphtha, Condensate, Butanol, Acrylate, Cumene, Acetone, Keytones, Reformate, Pygas, Octane, Ether, Xylene, Methanol, Raffinate, Mineral Spirits, Hexane, Heptane, Cat Gas, Acrylate

3. Chlorinated Solvent Cleanings

  • Chlorine, Chloroform, Methylene Chloride, Trichloroethylene, Trichloroethane, Dichloroethylene, Dichloroethane, Perchloroethylene, Ethylene Dichloride, Methyl Chloroform
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The VLS Sustainability Focus

VLS is a leader in environmental services, and we bring our sustainability focus to everything we do. The three pillars we address in our sustainability pursuits are the environment, social performance, and governance practices. Through these key areas, we deliver services today that lead to a healthier world tomorrow.

You can see our sustainability focus in our Calcasieu service offerings. Support like vapor control units and LDEQ cleaning represents our commitment to protecting the environment from harmful substances.

We support social performance and human health with in-depth training for every employee, giving them the skills and confidence to provide marine services. VLS also helps protect assets through repairs and controlling vapors for healthier work environments.

Through extensive research and certification, we provide these services in alignment with the government organizations that strive to protect us and the planet. From the USCG to the LDEQ, you can trust our compliance with regulations, making your company compliant in return.  

Work With VLS Today

VLS Environmental Solutions maintains its sustainability focus in every service we offer. We value employee support, client relationships, integrity, safety, and innovation regardless of the size or complexity of your project. With our team by your side, we can help your operation meet its efficiency, safety, and sustainability goals.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our Calcasieu services. We look forward to partnering with your marine operation.

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